Legal & Regulatory

AVCA Regulatory Update: MiFID II – What does it mean for you?

30 November 2017

What is MiFID II? Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II is the sequel to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (I) which was introduced in 2007. This legislation, due to come in force in January 2018, provides an EU framework for…

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Investment Funds: The South African Headquarter Company Regime Hurdle

18 September 2017

With the increasing appetite for investments into African jurisdictions, the South African private equity landscape needs to adapt in order to attract direct foreign investment and to facilitate the seamless investment and divestment in and from these j…

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Nigeria’s FX Window: Boosting investors’ renewed confidence?

22 August 2017

Nigerian law guarantees investors the unconditional transferability of proceeds of their investments in Nigeria in convertible currency, provided that inflow and repatriation are effected through Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) authorised dealers - subject …

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The @IFC will invest up to US$13mn in Capria Fund, a new US$100mn 'network fund' that invests in impact fund mana… https://t.co/3FnFe15eLR

@Proparco invested US$3mn in @JUMO_WORLD, a EM fintech start-up supporting the under-banked. #AVCASummit18https://t.co/O574LSxcra

@AFD_France has launched a new US$76mn fund to support African start-ups. US$58mn will be administered through… https://t.co/PJJKOPhrj8

Nairobi-based mobile survey platform @mSurvey raised US$3.5mn in a Series A round led by #TLcom Capital. #AVCASummit18 #VCinAfrica

@Jumia_Group, Africa's biggest ecommerce ecosystem, is Africa's first 'unicorn': an unlisted start-up with a valuat… https://t.co/JXuRIbcbbD